After a deadly plague kills most of the world's population, the remaining survivors split into two groups - one led by a benevolent elder and the other by a maleficent being - to face each other in a final battle between good and evil.
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 Stu Redman (4 episodes, 1994)
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 Frannie Goldsmith (4 episodes, 1994)
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 Randall Flagg (4 episodes, 1994)
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 Nadine Cross (4 episodes, 1994)
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 Mother Abagail Freemantle (4 episodes, 1994)
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 Judge Richard Farris (4 episodes, 1994)
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 Lloyd Henreid (4 episodes, 1994)
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 Harold Lauder (4 episodes, 1994)
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 Trashcan Man (4 episodes, 1994)
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 Larry Underwood (4 episodes, 1994)
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 Glen Bateman (4 episodes, 1994)
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 Nick Andros (4 episodes, 1994)
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 Ralph Brentner (4 episodes, 1994)
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 Lucy Swann (4 episodes, 1994)
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 Dayna Jurgens (4 episodes, 1994)
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 Tom Cullen (4 episodes, 1994)
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 Rat Man (3 episodes, 1994)
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 Julie Lawry (3 episodes, 1994)
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 Barry Dorgan (3 episodes, 1994)
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 Whitney Horgan (3 episodes, 1994)
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 Susan Stern (3 episodes, 1994)
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 Joe (3 episodes, 1994)
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 George Richardson (2 episodes, 1994)
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 Carl Hough (2 episodes, 1994)
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 Teddy Weizak (2 episodes, 1994)
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 Gina McCone (2 episodes, 1994)
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 Ace-High (2 episodes, 1994)
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 Rich Moffat (2 episodes, 1994)
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 Dr. Herbert Denninger (2 episodes, 1994)
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 Sarge (2 episodes, 1994)
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 Len Carsleigh (2 episodes, 1994)
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When a government-run lab accidentally lets loose a deadly virus, most of the population of the world is wiped out. Survivors begin having dreams about two figures: a mystical old woman, or a foreboding, scary man. As the story tracks various people, we begin to realize that the two figures exemplify basic forces of good and evil, and the stage is set for a final confrontation between the representatives of each. Written by Rick Munoz <rick.munoz@his.com>

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The end of the world is just the beginning.


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8 May 1994 (USA)  »

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Stephen King's The Stand  »

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$28,000,000 (estimated)
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Co-stars Gary Sinise and Rob Lowe share the same birthday: March 17th. See more »

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The boom's shadow is visible on the steps of Nadine's house in Boulder. See more »

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Referenced in Family Guy: Da Boom (1999) See more »

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SHARP DRESSED MAN
Written by Frank Beard, Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill
Performed by ZZ Top
Hamstein Music Company
Produced by Bill Ham for Lone Wolf Productions
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records, Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Great adaptation
14 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

Great job adapting a really long and complex book. The characters are often very good (Bill Fagerbakke as Tom Cullen and Ray Walston as Glen Bateman, for example), and the storyline follows along that of the book. Of course, there are some things left out or changed, but that was needed to make the movie only 8 hours.

This is classic Stephen King, minus a lot of the gore that sometimes he's known for. It's the perpetual fight between good and evil. It was great to watch the story of one of my favorite books. Most of the characters bring such passion and reality to the story.

As a side note, I would recommend reading the prologue in Stephen King's newest edition of The Stand where he talks about making the movie.


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